Mars

SpaceX could land Starship on Mars in 2024, says Elon Musk

Four years after Elon Musk revealed "aspirational" plans to launch Starships to Mars in 2022, the SpaceX CEO now believes…

NASA aces most challenging Mars rover landing to date

After a nearly 300 million mile (480 million kilometer), seven-month-long journey, the world watched as NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission…

SpaceX’s Crew-1 NASA astronauts celebrate Mars rover landing in Earth orbit

SpaceX's Crew-1 NASA astronauts and the rest of the International Space Station crew are celebrating the space agency's latest historic…

NASA braces for ‘7 minutes of terror’ as rover, rocket crane near Mars

NASA's most ambitious - and difficult - Mars rover mission to date is nearly at the end of its interplanetary…

NASA Mars rover promises blazing entrance after China, UAE make it to Mars orbit

The month of the robotic invasion of Mars is upon us. Seven months ago, the United States, China, and the…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confident Starship will launch humans to Mars by 2026

CEO Elon Musk says that he is "highly confident" that SpaceX will be ready to attempt its first crewed Starship…

NASA prepares to collect asteroid samples next week in deep space OSIRIS-REx mission

NASA currently has an orbiter circling the asteroid Bennu about 200 million miles from Earth, and a live streamed attempt…

SpaceX, Elon Musk to headline HBO biopic series by Channing Tatum production company

HBO is developing a biopic-style show focused on the achievements of Elon Musk and SpaceX, specifically highlighting the company's successful…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk entertains ‘Flag of Mars’ featuring Falcon 9

SpaceX and its CEO Elon Musk have their sights set on taking humans to Mars in the near future, and…

Mars study reveals subsurface water in Red Planet’s vast lake system

Researchers working with data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter have detected four subsurface lakes at the planet's…

NASA confirms the Sun’s new solar cycle; Moon and Mars missions will have to adapt

NASA just announced that our Sun began a new solar cycle this year - its 25th to be exact -…

Mars has competition from Venus after new study shows signs of life

NASA and SpaceX are simultaneously planning their trips to Mars and the Moon, but a recent study published in Nature…

NASA’s Insight Mars lander rescue operation makes progress saving ‘stuck’ probe

The scientists running NASA's Insight Mars lander found themselves attempting a rescue operation for the mission when one of its…

Mars as an Earth-like planet in the past not likely, according to new study

Many of Earth's citizens have their eyes set on Mars as a planet prime for human colonization, and much of…

NASA’s Mars helicopter completes critical checkup during journey through space

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is racing through space towards the red planet, and one of its onboard companions just completed…

Mars’ invisible auroras come to life in new NASA animation

The sky on Mars has a wind of ultraviolet light that pulses as it moves across the red planet. This…

NASA’s Mars Rover blasts off on ULA rocket for mission to the red planet

The summer of worldwide Mars missions saved the best for last with the successful launch of NASA's most advanced rover…

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover rolls to launch pad, ready to search for ancient life

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is ready for launch after completing a half-mile journey from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vertical…

NASA Mars rover completes preflight checks ahead of this week’s launch

NASA's Perseverance rover headed for Mars this week officially cleared all required Flight Readiness Reviews, pushing the mission one step…

NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA's Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch - installation, and activation…